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. >> that is the local television anchor everybody is talking about this morning. jennifer livingston and her on-air response to a viewer who said she was a bad example for young girls because she is overweight. she's going to tell us why she felt the need to respond on air in a moment. it is 8:00 now on this wednesday morning, the 3rd day of october, 2012. i'm savannah guthrie alongside david gregory in for matt this week and mr. al roker. what else do we have coming up? >> a great survival story, an incredible story that was actually caught on tape. great because it is a survival tale. two guys forced to crash land in the gulf of mexico when their plane caught fire. they spent hours in the water, as you can see, waiting for rescue, documenting it all on an ipad. this morning those survivors are here with us for an exclusive live interview. they will tell us of their tales. >> wow. and then some more of our simple savvy silly tips. this one actually from a homeowner, justin from omaha, nebraska. tired of tangled cords. put them in a used old paper tube. >> that's clever. >> we'll have more of t
says she's a poor role model for girls because she's fat. jennifer livingston who works at news 8 in wisconsin calls it a lesson on bullying. >> and here is where i want all of us to learn something from this. if you didn't already know, october is national antibullying month. and this is a problem that is growing every day in our schools and on the internet. >> that was just a portion of the video. livingston took that nasty viewer to task for four minutes. four minutes she went off on her. >> i think i might be in love with jennifer livingston. good for her. i'm going to start doing that with my -- today i want to respond to -- look at her. that was so good. >> when i respond to folks, soledad's like, did you hit them back on twitter? you have to -- >> don't do it on twitter. do it on tv. >> did she call them? you should say, i have an e-mail for so and so and then put it online. >> good for you, jennifer. i support you. that's a great lesson. i'm going to leave a section at the end of the show for that. >> are you talking about soledad's shoes? get at them, soledad. >>> take a
back against a critical e-mail. jennifer livingston is a morning anchor in wisconsin. a viewer complained about her weight and saying she's not a good role model for girls. as the mother of three daughters, livingston decided to respond. >> i am much more than a number on a scale. what really anchors me about this is there are children who don't know better, who get e-mails as critical as the one i received or in many cases even worse each and every day. >> livingston called the viewer a bully and says children learn that behavior from adults. thousands of people have written her messages in support online. we posted her entire message on the news 4 today facebook page. >>> italian scientists are searching for the remains of the woman who may have been the model for one of the most famous paintings in the world. experts believe the wife of a rich florentine merchant may have been the model for the portrait of mona lisa. she was buried in a con vent and scientists have been working there since april to find her skull. if they can find it, they can reconstruct her face and compar
the show. thank you so much, alison kosik. >>> epic smackdown and a star is born. jennifer livingston in lacrosse, wisconsin, had more than a few choice words for a fan who criticized her weight. that fan wrote, quote, obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make. then he advised livingston to reconsider your responsibility to present and promote a healthy lifestyle. livingston responded speaking directly to that man who sent her that e-mail. his name is kenneth crouse. >> do you think i don't know that, that your cruel words are pointing out something that i don't see? you don't know me. you are not a friend of mine. you are not part of my family and you have admitted that you don't watch this show. so you know nothing about me but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> livingston says the e-mail was hurtful but is more concerned about children who are bullied by such comments. >> but what really angers me about this is there are children who don't know better, who get e-mails as critical as the one i receive received or, in many cases,
want to show you how jennifer livingston, a local news anchor in wisconsin responded to a nasty e-mail from a viewer, the viewer called her a bad role model for young girls because of her weight. >> the truth is, i am an overweight. you can call me fat and yes, even obese on a doctor's chart, but to the person who wrote me that letter, do you think i don't know that? that your cruel words are pointing out something that were i don't see? you don't know me. you are not a friend of mine. you are not a part of my family and you have admitted you don't watch the show so you know nothing about me, but what you see on the outside and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> yes, ma'am. liz? >> courage to stand up to bullies, your self-worth is not defined by a bully. this anonymous letter writer, coward is setting a bad example for his own children in a month that's anti-bullying month. >> i fight with my wife every day, that woman couldn't have been a more eloquent spokesman for those of us that struggle. >> and what do you think, e-mail your comments on facebook as well. i fight w
Search Results 0 to 8 of about 9 (some duplicates have been removed)